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Three Receive Additional All-America Honors

December 22, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Asa Chapman was one of three Flames named to Phil Steele's All-America team.

Asa Chapman was one of three Flames named to Phil Steele's All-America team.

Sports Network All-America Teams

Phil Steele's All-America Teams

Two additional All-America football teams were released on Wednesday, featuring three Liberty players. Chris Summers and Matt Bevins were first-team selections on both the Sports Network and Phil Steele All-America teams, while Asa Chapman was a fourth-team Phil Steele honoree.

This is the third and fourth All-America team that Bevins has been named to this postseason. Earlier this month, Bevins was named a first-team Associated Press All-American for the second year in a row, while he also was a Walter Camp Foundation second-team All-American.

Bevins was one of two FCS kickers in the country with 20 field goals in 2010, while leading the country by averaging 1.82 field goals per game. He was also the nation's leading scorer among kickers by averaging 9.55 points per game.

Bevins has surpassed the 100-point mark the last two seasons, including 105 points scored in 2010. In just three seasons at Liberty, the junior already holds the programs career record for field goals (54) and points scored by a kicker (268 points).

Summers is making his second and third first-team All-America appearance of 2010, as the junior was also an Associated Press third-team honoree along with Bevins.

Summers was one of three first-team wide receivers on both Phil Steele's All-America team and the Sports Network All-America listing. He was joined on both squads by Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Raymond Webber and Southern Utah's Tysson Poots.

Among the trio, Summers put up the most impressive touchdown total, as the junior finished second in the country with a program-record 15 touchdowns. Summers also set a new program standard with 1,081 receiving yards in 10 games, as he missed Liberty's season finale due to an injury.

Webber led the country with 1,429 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Poots ranks No. 3 nationally with 1,230 total receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Chapman's fourth-team All-America appearance on the Phil Steele national listing is the first All-America honor of the nose guard's Liberty career.

Chapman had a career year for the Flames, as he ranked third on the squad with 41 tackles, including 31 assisted stops. He also finished the year with 3.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks to go along with one forced fumble.

His most notable negative yardage stop of the year was on a fourth-and-two play with 45 seconds left from the Liberty 26-yard line against Ball State on Sept. 11.

Looking to pick up a new set of downs and extend the game, Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning attempted to get off a pass, but Chapman sacked him and forced the ball loose, helping Liberty secure the program's second win over a FBS team.